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Last chance to see the Superdragons!

I just read on the BBC news website that the dragons have all been returned to their den to get cleaned up ready for the final showing in the Kingsway shopping Centre and the auction later this month.  Very sad to see them go!

There’s a brilliant audio slideshow here with lots of great photos and a commentary by the organiser of the project.

Anyway, here’s the last instalment of dragons (unless I find any stray ones on my camera memory card that I’ve forgotten about!).

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This on is Flowerport by Deborah Wheeler, a local textile artist, on the top floor of Museum and Art Gallery.  The circles are fabric with stitching.

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Recycled Royston by Amy Fletcher is in the entrance to the Kingsway Centre car park.  He has lots of colourful bottle tops stuck to him.

Phyco the Dragon

This is Phyco the Dragon by Lala Ward outside the back entrance to the Kingsway Centre

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He has lots of fun multimedia elements like netting and organza – all those fun fabrics we love to use!   I like the way his mouth foams!

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A bit faint because of the way the sun was shining on it…The Vigour of Gwyn by Daniel Fowler, George Street, by George Street Furnishers

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A mini dragon in the window of Gwent Picture Framing.

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Eyesee by the Newport Young People’s Information Shop.

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Inside Asda – Paint by Numbers dragon by Tom Brown.  He has a box of chalks for people to colour him in.

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Philatelic Relic – Shaun Featherstone on Mariner’s Green, watched over by the police station.  There are lots of stamps stuck on him. 

Do have a look at the audio slideshow – there are a lot of great close up shots from unusual angles.

Belle Vue Park Superdragons

Last week I suddenly realised I only had a couple of weeks to find the rest of the Superdragons in situ.  They are all being brought together for a final viewing about the middle of this month, but it’s not the same as seeing them out and about.  So over the last couple of days I’ve been photographing some of those I hadn’t seen before.  And a few which have been relocated in more secure positions to prevent them being vandalised again.

Yesterday I went to Belle Vue Park.  We used to live in the road running up the side of this park so I know it well – it is a lovely Victorian park on the side of a hill. 

This dragon is called Amser and it is next to the cafe.  The artist is Marianne Thomas.

superdragon Amser in Belle Vue Park 

There is a little mini dragon painted by Clytha School inside the cafe too:

Clytha School's mini dragon

This one is Highly Flammable – Stick is the artist who painted it.

Highly Flammable superdragon by Stick

The last one in Belle Vue Park (apart from Goldie Looking Dragon who was relocated to the cafe from Ridgeway) is Cenhinen Bedr by Danielle Mayer.  It is the Gorsedd, the stone circle constructed by the Victorians when they landscaped the park.

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Here he is in his setting.  You can see the lovely trees in the park.

superdragon in Belle Vue Park

Transporter Bridge Superdragons

Here are the superdragons by the Transporter Bridge.  In case you haven’t come across a Transporter Bridge before, this page tells you about the one in Newport.

Newport Transporter Bridge

Newport’s has a platform to take cars and people across the river.  It has just been reopened after several years being in disrepair.

Transporter Bridge high platform

This is the top level – you can walk up those steps and across the top on some bank holidays but I’ve never stomached it!

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This dragon is called One Flew Under the Transporter Bridge and the artist is Anthony Davies.  Those are two of my sons in the background with their young Spanish cousin, Pablo.

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This one looks like it is covered with wrinkled silver foil (very effective) and it is called Reflections of Nature.  The artist is Cerian Price.

I’m going to be at the Festival of Quilts from Thursday to Saturday – hope to see you there!

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